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June 18, 2011

gardening australia s22e19 2011.

Sat 18th June 2011.

Stephen Ryan visits the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne to explore their collection of unusual plants and mature trees, Sophie Thomson visits a young garden where the owners dug-up, moved and replanted everything from their former home and Jerry Coleby-Williams looks at the Pandanus and shows why he likes to grow it and how to propagate them.


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June 18, 2011

return to a pembrokeshire farm.

Griff Rhys Jones embarks on phase two of the restoration of his farm in Pembrokeshire. Having restored the main farmhouse, Griff now turns his attention to two outbuildings - the water mill and the miller's cottage. Both were built at the same time as the farmhouse - around 1820 - and both will be turned into accommodation.


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June 18, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e13 2011.

Friday 17th June 2011.

Special hour-long episode of the gardening programme. Now that the threat of frost has disappeared and the ground is warm, Monty Don plants out his dahlias, tends his roses and offers tips on extending the life of the vegetable garden at Longmeadow. He then teams up with Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame at Gardeners' World Live, where they view some spectacular show gardens and top class plants, and take part in a bring and buy plant sale.


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June 17, 2011

apples – british to the core.

Horticulturist Chris Beardshaw uncovers the British contribution to the history of our most iconic fruit. He reveals the 'golden age', when the passion and dedication of Victorian gardeners gave us more varieties than anywhere else in the world. Chris also finds out how the remarkable ingenuity of a small group of 20th century British scientists helped create the modern mass market apple.


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June 16, 2011

talking landscapes.

Aubrey Manning sets out to uncover the history of Britain's ever-changing landscape.


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June 14, 2011

ground force s10.

Originally aired in 2004.

Television series in which a group of professional landscapers/hardscapers creates or transforms a garden in two days as a surprise for one of the owners. Household names Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh head the hard working crew.


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June 13, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e11 2006.

Air date Friday 16th June 2006.

Monty Don, Sarah Raven, Joe Swift, Rachel de Thame and Carol Klein join forces at this year's Gardeners' World Live show at the NEC. Carol and Monty take a particular interest in Plant Swap, on the lookout for visitors' plants to suit their new gardens at Berryfields. Joe puts his reputation on the line and predicts which of the show gardens are destined for medal triumph. Sarah and Rachel discover the latest trends in gardening and explore the Floral Marquee.


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June 12, 2011

nicholas crane’s britannia.

When William Camden's Britannia was printed in 1586, it staggered its Elizabethan readers. Nothing like it had been seen before. For the first time, the entire British Isles had been described in astonishing detail: the mountains and rivers, the history and customs, the climate and the people of each and every county. Britannia was an encyclopaedic tour of the whole country in a single book.

In this three-part series, Nicholas Crane rediscovers this 'lost' masterpiece as, on an epic 5000-mile hike, he battles the elements in search of Elizabethan Britain.



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June 12, 2011

flowers for northern gardens.

Trees and shrubs that can flourish in the cool climate of Europe, the northern U.S. and Canada are examined. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed, along with the nutritional requirements and physical appearances of different species.

Full colour photographs.


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June 12, 2011

gardening australia s22e18 2011.

Sat 11th June 2011.

Stephen Ryan goes through the steps on how to make successful cuttings of conifers, while Tino Carnevale is doing some essential winter jobs including thinning beetroot, carrots and parsnips seedlings, training the climbing peas and planting a new crop of garlic. Jane Edmanson follows retired flower grower Frank Baguley into competition at the Chrysanthemum Society of Victoria's Annual Show - will he get 'best in show'?


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